by: pALS Bob Masserang My name is Bob Masserang and I have a disease. I also have a wonderful wife, Judy, who is married to me and my disease. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, ALS or “Lou Gehrig’s disease”. No matter how you say it, it can be depressing, deflating and, in the end, deadly – the 3 D’s. I was given
My Turn: Kathy & Kris
by: Freddy Martinez -Please let me tell you a story about 2 beautiful women named Kathy and Kris, our guardian angels who on this day and always, our hearts so sorely miss. -As sisters they surely loved each other, as all sisters do…Forging an incomparable bond, one that would be shared by only those two. -Together they grew up and
My Turn: Life Doesn’t Have To Stop Because Of ALS
by: Porsha Chalmers My husband Brian and I have always considered ourselves to be just regular people. We both served our country as Marines. Brian’s tour of duty was in Desert Storm and I was stationed on the East Coast. We married, had a son and now we live in a bungalow in Lincoln Park. Our greatest joys have always
My Turn: What Am I Truly Feeling?
by: Regis Kleiss Regis Kleiss lives in Royal Oak, MI. A self-taught poet, Regis has written more than 200 poems that touch on a myriad of topics. This poem expresses his feelings about being diagnosed with ALS this year at age 25. Regis is a 2003 graduate from Dondero High School. While at Dondero he was Captain of the Track